Eleni A Koroboki

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BACKGROUND The transient blood pressure (BP) rise during clinical visits is usually referred to as white-coat effect (WCE). The aim of the present study was to investigate factors that may influence the WCE. METHODS A total of 2004 subjects underwent office BP measurements and 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) on the same day. The WCE was estimated as(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Prehypertension has been recently introduced by JNC 7 as a new blood pressure (BP) category, associated with increased target-organ damage. Subclinical atherosclerosis by means of common artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) has been incompletely investigated in prehypertensive patients. The aim of our study was to assess the extent(More)
OBJECTIVES The rate of blood pressure (BP) variation has been positively associated with intima-media thickness of common carotid arteries and left ventricular mass. We evaluated the association between the rate of BP variation derived from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) data analysis and impaired renal function. METHODS Twenty-four-hour ABPM(More)
The onset of cardiovascular events presents a circadian variation that may be mediated by similar temporal patterns of vascular function. Blood pressure also follows circadian variation. We investigated the possible diurnal variation of endothelial function and arterial stiffness in patients with hypertension. Thirty-five individuals with recently diagnosed(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate stroke aetiology and assess the predictors of early and late outcome in patients with heart failure (HF) and acute stroke. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 2904 patients, admitted between 1993 and 2010, were regularly followed up at months 1, 3, and 6, and yearly thereafter up to 10 years. There were 283 (9.7%)(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous studies have demonstrated that the time rate of blood pressure (BP) variation was associated with early carotid atherosclerosis, independent of peripheral and central BP levels. We evaluated the association between the rate of BP variation, derived from ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) data analysis, and the severity and topography of(More)
OBJECTIVES Baroreceptor reflex sensitivity (BRS) is an important factor in the homeostatic regulation of the cardiovascular system. Arterial stiffening also provides direct evidence of target organ damage in hypertensive patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a possible association between BRS and pulse wave velocity (PWV) in a population of(More)
OBJECTIVE CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores are used to assess stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). We investigated whether these scores are associated with stroke outcome in non-AF stroke patients. METHODS Consecutive patients with acute first-ever ischemic stroke but without AF were classified into subgroups according to prestroke CHADS2(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES We aimed to investigate the association between the type of atrial fibrillation (AF) and long-term outcome in terms of mortality and stroke recurrence in patients with ischemic stroke and non-valvular AF. METHODS All consecutive patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke to Alexandra Hospital between 1993 and 2010 were included in(More)
OBJECTIVE Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring provides a unique tool in the evaluation of night-time blood pressure (BP), having a critical role in the detection of a blunted nocturnal fall and of elevated night-time BP. Both nondipping status and nocturnal hypertension are associated with increased cardiovascular risk and target organ damage. The aim of(More)